Here’s how you can connect with your friend better:

Initiate conversation

You should initiate the conversation with your friend who is usually more reserved in a social setting.

Talk about the details

Instead of focusing on the big picture or vision, talk about actionable steps and to-do lists.

Be practical

Likewise, talking about your ideals and dreams makes it hard for your friend to understand you. Instead, talk about the practical and realistic aspects of things.

Focus on past experiences

Your friend is convinced most by their past experiences and yours. When you want to persuade your friend, you should focus on those.

Be sensitive

Your friend is very sensitive to your comments and words, and sometimes may get hurt or offended by those words. Take extra care when speaking your mind.